Abridged too Far

A leader unafraid

The latest Erik Larson book, The Splendid and the Vile, chronicles the WWII Blitz of England and how Churchill and the British dealt with it.

It is continually interesting to read how the people of England dealt with privation, fear and death and how their leaders, particularly Churchill, guided both military and civilian responses to the havoc of Hitler and the Nazis.

Fascinating, too, are the details of how the Nazi government – run by madmen – controlled their own people through a sense of false patriotism, bullying and fear. If a German citizen did not adhere to the party line, or even questioned it, they would face repercussions including physical threats, imprisonment and even death.

Burning banned books…sound familiar?
Travel documents, please

One of the most remarkable things going on in England at the time of the Blitz and continuing during the course of the war was the effort to maintain as much of normalcy as possible. Children went to school, businesses were open, factories were working non-stop, pubs remained the neighborhood gathering spot, church services were conducted – sometimes in churches that had been bombed and…tea was still served.

Mass celebrated in bombed church. Trusting in God

Yes, politics, in every sense, were a consideration of the British cabinet, but the overarching goal was clear: defeat Hitler. Churchill made every effort to instill hope not despair, bravery not fear, selflessness not self-centeredness in his fellow Brits. When he would inspect the air raid shelters or tour neighborhoods just flattened by German bombs the people did not blame him for the destruction. No, they saw him as one of their own and cheered his unwillingness to be cowed by the scourge of Hitler.

Churchill visiting bombed Plymouth on 2 May 1941. Copyright: © IWM.

Fast forward to today.

The American people are being deterred from maintaining any sense of normalcy. Why?

Our government and media are fostering fear of everyone and anger at everything. Why?

The breaking point for many came this past week when President Biden stated:

…There’s a good chance – that you’re clueless

By July the Fourth there’s a good chance you, your families and friends will be able to get together in your backyard or in your neighborhood and have a cookout or a barbecue and celebrate Independence Day. That doesn’t mean large events with lots of people together, but it does mean small groups will be able to get together”.

A good chance we can get together with our families and friends in our own yards? Really, Mr. President?

The Fourth of July commemorates the American people throwing off the yoke of tyranny. Have you forgotten this, Mr. Biden? For it seems, with this statement, you have abridged our rights too far.

Stand up for Something


No more. Pray. Be brave, for God and Country.

8 thoughts on “Abridged too Far

  1. Cathy March 17, 2021 / 8:29 pm

    Very well said William. I like it!


    • BGCT2VA March 17, 2021 / 10:33 pm



  2. keryluna March 16, 2021 / 10:03 pm

    I am watching how Biden and his administration are taking this country down the same road of Venezuela. If we the people continue to allow censorship, being muzzled, being forced to vaccinate even if healthy, etc, if we continue to allow our liberties to be taken one by one, I say that in a couple of months we are going to be exactly like Venezuela or worse. May God have mercy on all of us!

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    • BGCT2VA March 16, 2021 / 10:29 pm

      Let’s hope and continue to pray that more people will become aware of what is happening here in the U.S. and throughout the rest of the world for that matter. There are some signs that the unwavering compliance is starting to be questioned and resisted and for that I am still a bit optimistic.

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      • keryluna March 21, 2021 / 1:19 am

        Let’s keep our hearts open and trust in God’s plan for humanity.


    • BGCT2VA March 16, 2021 / 10:02 pm

      Thanks for reading, Lorraine!


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